Tel Aviv University Buchmann Faculty of Law

Tel Aviv, Israel

Are classes taught in English?

Yes. Each year Tel Aviv University offers about 30 classes in English, taught by TAU faculty members and by visiting professors from top law schools abroad such as Yale and Berkeley. The majority of these courses will be offered on a quarter-based term system to allow incoming students for both the fall and spring semesters to be able to complete their studies prior to the next semester (or summer break) at their home institutions. These courses include subjects such as Intellectual Property in the Digital Age, International Taxation, and Advanced Contracts. A tentative course list for next year can be found here.

What are the major strengths of the program?

Tel Aviv University is particularly strong in Intellectual Property Law and Business Law. TAU is also reputable in Human Rights Law and Private Law.

How many U.S. exchange students are there?

Tel Aviv University is the largest university in Israel with almost 30,000 students, many of whom come from around the world. The Buchmann Faculty of Law has exchange agreements with about ten American law schools, including the University of Virginia, the University of Florida, the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, Hastings, Boston, Benjamin N. Cardozo, and more. On average, TAU will host ten students from these U.S. law schools each year. TAU will normally host two students from UCLA per semester, or no more than four per academic year. Approximately 20 international students from abroad also come to TAU each year from schools such as Toronto, Osgoode Hall, Sciences-Po Paris, Bucerius, Charles University, Monash, Seoul National University, Tsinghua, KoGuan, Jindal Global Law School, and more.

What is the term schedule?

The fall semester runs from mid-October to mid-January. The spring semester runs from mid-February to mid-June. The spring semester is split into two separate sessions, the first typically running from February to April and the second running from April to June. Note that a significant number of courses are concentrated in the first eight weeks of the spring semester to allow American students to return for their summer jobs in mid-May.

Where can I get housing?

Tel Aviv University does not guarantee housing for exchange students, as there is high demand and limited supply for on-campus housing. Exchange students are therefore required to secure their own accommodations. TAU has, however, entered into agreements with various rental agencies in Tel Aviv under which exchange students are eligible to rent apartments for special rates. TAU also offers several online resources to incoming exchange students seeking accommodations. The price range for a shared room in an apartment is approximately $600-$700 per month.

Whom should I contact for more information?

UCLA Law Contacts:

Tiffany Parnell, Graduate Studies Coordinator (parnell@law.ucla.edu)

Professor Neil Netanel, Faculty FLSEP Coordinator (netanel@law.ucla.edu)

* Prospective exchange students seeking more information about TAU are advised to first contact the designated UCLA coordinator and/or faculty contact with any initial questions. Only after submitting an application and receiving an official UCLA Law nomination should students then contact the TAU coordinators directly.

Tel Aviv University Contacts:

Ms. Yael Lewitus, Students Exchange Program Coordinator (exchange@post.tau.ac.il)

Dr. Avihay Dorfman, Exchange Students Program Director (dorfman@post.tau.ac.il)